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Serious Road Accident Claims

Road Traffic Accident Injury Claims

Serious road accidents can be devastating for all involved and can completely transform your life physically, emotionally and financially. Injuries sustained from an accident can often be life-threatening or even fatal.

We have represented many individuals and their families who have been affected by serious injuries. Compensation might not be at the forefront of your mind at this difficult time, but we understand what a difference it can make to your recovery, which is why we will do everything we can to ensure you get the financial support as quickly as possible.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a road accident, contact Aequitas Legal to speak to a solicitor. You can either call us on 0161 358 0800 or fill in the contact form located on this page and let us know a suitable time to get back to you.

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About serious road accidents

A look at what causes accidents and how you can be injured

Coping after an accident

What treatment and assistance is available

Making a claim for compensation

Advice on making a claim for compensation

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our solicitors are experts in personal injury claims

How we have helped others

Examples of successful serious road accident claims

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About serious road accidents

A road accident can take place for a number of reasons, including driver negligence, adverse weather conditions, reckless behaviour and poor road conditions. No matter how you use the road, whether you drive a car, motorbike or HGV lorry, ride a motorbike or bicycle, are a passenger or a pedestrian, you or your family are entitled to make a claim for compensation for the pain and suffering caused.

Injuries that are usually classed as serious include those that have had a devastating impact on your life. These include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation

Coping after an accident

For injuries that have had an impact on your life, there are many options available to you that can be covered by any compensation you are awarded. This includes:

  • Ongoing medical treatment or rehabilitation
  • Full-time care
  • Suitable transportation
  • Modifications to your home
  • Counselling or therapy

We also understand that it may be difficult to pay your bills and provide for your family as you might have to stop working following a serious road accident. Any loss of earnings and potential loss of earning can be reflected in the amount of compensation you are awarded and should go someway to providing for you and your family.

Should you lose a loved one in a serious road accident, our solicitors can help you pursue a bereavement award. This is a sum of money from the government in addition to your compensation that accounts for grief and the wrongful death of a loved one. The current amount is £12,980 and can be claimed by a close family member, including a wife, husband, son or daughter.

Making a claim for compensation

All personal injury claims are required to be made within three years of an accident happening. In some cases, a claim can be made within three years of the date of knowledge, i.e. when you became aware that an injury was caused by the accident.

For more information on the claims process, take a look at our guide to making a claim.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our team understands how difficult it can be coping with a serious or fatal injury, which is why we will do everything we can to help you recover after your accident. Because we have been dealing with these types of claim for many years, we have contact with many kinds of professionals, including physiotherapists, psychiatrists and counsellors who can help with your and your family's recovery. We will also help you find information for any aids that may help you cope with everyday activities.

If you find it too painful to discuss your accident, are unsure about what questions you should be asking or are not sure about speaking to anyone about making a claim for compensation, we are more than happy to speak to a family member on your behalf. We are there for you and we believe the only way to settle a claim is by providing a personal and personable service.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped others who have been in a similar situation to you after a serious road traffic accident, please take a look at our case studies.

Start your claim today

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a road accident that was caused by somebody else's negligence, our empathetic and approachable solicitors are waiting to hear from you. To speak to a solicitor, simply call us on 0161 358 0800 or complete the contact form located on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Call us for reliable, accessible and friendly advice:
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